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The Fabulous, Freaky, and Fierce World of Female Reproduction

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  • Simple Cider
    189 Elizabeth Street, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Think the vagina is a simple tube? Think again. See wacky and unexpected female reproductive strategies come to life with a series of interactive improv skits and explore our exhibit of 3D-printed animal vaginas. 

Vaginas are anything but simple receptacles and female animals are not the passive players they have been made out to be. Learn about multi-chambered vaginas and temporary passages, elongated clitorises, pseudo-penises, vaginas that can sort sperm, and armoured vaginal openings. Contrary to long-held assumptions in science and society, female animals are often in the driver’s seat of reproductive behaviour and evolution.

From Aristotle through Darwin and still today, the stereotypes of the male as the active player in sex and the female as the passive recipient of sperm have guided biological and evolutionary research. Coupled with the authority of science, these assumptions have shaped the way in which the wider world views those possessing vaginas. Not only has it promulgated erroneous assumptions about the female animal, but it has also hampered research into female sexual biology. It’s time to re-write these stories.

Doors open at 6, show starts at 6:30pm.